Question about Acer Aspire All-in-One Desktop PC - Silver (AZ3100-U3072) (2771498)
Just it hard to do and can you use recovery disks to reboot and restore theoperating sytem on the new harddrive
If you replace the HDD you will have to do a reinstall of Windows or clone the drive. If you have the Factory Revovery DVD's then you can reinstall to Original Factory Condition. All you data will be lost. If you clone the drive, it will be as it was when you removed it. That said, is there a problem with the HDD? Why are you replacing It? The HDD hardware replace is the easy part.
Posted on Dec 12, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Why not use your new hard drive as a storage disc. Reconnect your old hard drive as it was before. Hopefully it will boot the computer again. If it does, shut down the unit. On the primary bus, set your old HD as master & the new HD as slave with jumpers. Boot the unit & hopefully you will now have a "c"&"d" HD showing in My Computer. Remember that your are dealing with Windows & what should happen & what really happens can be two entirely different things.
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
There should be more than one disk, as the other will be drivers, all you need to do is press F2 or Del to get into your pc's bios settings and change the first boot device to your cd drive, insert your acer disc into the drive, then save the bios settings, restart the pc ,then, when prompted on screen to press enter to boot from cd; do so.
You should then follow instructions to set up windows on the 'C' drive as is default and it may need to reformat in NTFS.
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
SOURCE: SET UP COMPUTER
Check the bios and make sure the hd is there. There should be a program on the cd or recovery disk to fdisk the hd (partitioning). Look at the dir on the disk and see whats there.
Posted on Jun 09, 2008
No matter what you do, you need to partiton and format the drive and install an OS, be it with the Acer recovery disks or with an original XP install disk. You will need to boot from your CD drive to install the OS, if your drive is not bootable you will need to boot from a floppy and load drivers for the CD drive. For information on how to get these boot floppies check out this Microsoft link:
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
Yes, when you use the actual discs that came with the computer you computer will be restored to normal. These Operating systems are called BIOS locked CDs, if they detect the right brand BIOS / motherboard they will install the OEM edition of the OS, hence you need not activate it or it will get activated properly.
Posted on Dec 22, 2010
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